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Are housing circumstances associated with faster epigenetic ageing? A commentary on Clair et al

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  • Contributors FS generated the idea for the paper and conducted the analysis. FS, AAL and EW drafted the text, contributed to the interpretation of the results and critical revisions of the paper.

  • Funding The UK Medical Research Council and Wellcome (Grant ref: 217065/Z/19/Z) and the University of Bristol provide core support for ALSPAC. This publication is the work of the authors and they will serve as guarantors for the contents of this paper. A comprehensive list of grants funding is available on the ALSPAC website (; This research was specifically funded by the BBSRC (Grant ref: BBI025751/1 and BB/I025263/1). EW received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant references: 848158, EarlyCause), from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe/ERC Frontier Research Guarantee (BrainHealth, grant number EP/Y015037/1) and from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health (award number R01MH113930). AAL is supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and an MQ Fellows Award from the MQ Foundation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.